Roman Kurkiewicz

Roman Kurkiewicz

Polish journalist, opinion writer, commentator, and editor of a variety of media (including “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Przekrój”, “Życie Warszawy”, TOK FM, TVP2, TV4, and Polsat). He studied philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw and at the University of Warsaw. From 1979-89 he was affiliated with the democratic opposition and independent publishing circles. He underwent a novitiate in a Dominican monastery in Poznań. He is a lecturer at the Collegium Civitas, and author of television and radio programmes about books. In 2009 he published his “Klapsy polskie” (Polish Spankings) – a collection of opinion pieces published on the pages of “Przekrój”. He writes of himself on his blog: “I like the seven sides of the world. I am a proponent of a leaning to the left from the righteous vertical authoritarian line.” In his private life he is father of three children and an avid billiards player (in 2000 his book, “Learn to Play Billiards in a Weekend”, was published). He will lead the meeting entitled “Inny świat, Inny język” (Another World, Another Language) with participation from Marek Kęskrawiec, Mateusz Marczewski and Olga Stanisławska.